Rambla’s Lunch Menu

It’s been a while since I last posted. I was sick with “tamaditis” (laziness) and my PLDT Fibr connection was down for 12 days! I called multiple times a day and it took posting on Twitter to finally get a technician to my house. It was fixed quickly. It was just getting somebody too check that took ages. Enough of the ranting.

I finally got to try Rambla, a popular Spanish restaurant in Rockwell. I reserved through the Booky app on my phone and got P100 of the bill and best of all, free dessert. It was my first time to try it and it was very easy. I usually just use the app to look for a restaurant’s phone number or address. And no they didn’t sponsor this post. 

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I was surprised that they had a very reasonable set lunch menu. Yes, it’s reasonable if you compare it with their regular menu. You choose one appetizer and one main dish. Dessert and wine are extra. 

Rambla Rockwell Lunch Menu
Rambla’s Lunch Menu (click to enlarge)

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The best appetizer we had was the bikini sandwich which was really just a ham and cheese sandwich using really quality ingredients like Jamon Iberico, tetilla cheese and some truffle oil. It tasted almost as good as the first time I had bikini sandwich at Tapas 24 in Barcelona. 

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Bikini Sandwich

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If you like gnocchi then you will love these soft, pillowy dumplings made with ricotta cheese and simply dressed with mushrooms, rosemary and hazelnuts.

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Ricotta Gnudis with shiitake mushrooms, rosemary & hazelnuts

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The potato tortilla is one of the most popular dishes in Spain. Rambla had a pretty good version. Instead of sliced they used potato cubes and it was quite wet and very tasty.

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Tortilla Española con Jamon Iberico

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We chose two paellas and one chicken as our entrees for the three of us. The servings were pretty big and I would say enough for 5 people. 

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Both paellas had really good flavor and texture but both were extremely salty. We told this to our server but they never offered to replace it so we just ate a little and I took the rest home. I added plain rice to the paella and I enjoyed it more. 

The smoked salmon on the paella negra made it even saltier. I think plain salmon would work better for this dish. 

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Paella Negra with squid and salmon

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Paella de Pollo with pork & green beans

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Skip the ordinary chicken. I would like to try their burger next time. 

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Chicken with paprika, white wine and potatoes

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I would never have ordered the cheesecake but since it was the free dessert we didn’t have any choice. Oh boy, it was so good! It was a cross between light Japanese cheesecake and the dense American version. The texture was velvety soft and simply sublime. It was one of the best restaurant cheesecakes I’ve ever eaten. 

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Cheesecake with caramelized pastry cream

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We’re missing one friend from our regular Tuesday group lunch. 

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mi amigas

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